Table 3

Description of current behavioural symptoms in patients with AD with higher (N = 463) and lower BPSD scores (N = 551).

Correlation between dementia severity (MMSE) and ADAS-Noncog score


Present MMSE score


Spearman correlation coefficient

P-value


Total ADAS-Noncog score

-0.10168

0.0284


Correlation between ADAS-Noncog items and dementia severity (MMSE)


Present MMSE score


Spearman correlation coefficient

P-value


Tearfulness

0.04663

0.3167


Depression

0.01318

0.7775


Concentration

-0.08797

0.0580


Cooperation

-0.09210

0.0472


Delusions

-0.01221

0.7928


Hallucinations

-0.04601

0.3237


Pacing

-0.05000

0.2841


Motor activity

-0.04709

0.3115


Tremors

-0.02424

0.6037


Appetite change

-0.09822

0.0346


Fern├índez et al. BMC Neurology 2010 10:87   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-87

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